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Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always.

HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

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Runtime: 2 hrs, 30 mins with 1 intermission.

Audio descriptive services are available for the Thursday evening during the run of a Broadway show. Sign interpreted performances are scheduled for the first Saturday matinee during the run of a Broadway in Austin show. Ticket requests can be made by calling or sending an email to the Texas Performing Arts Ticket Office at 512.471.1444. Requests for all other performances should be made least two weeks prior to a performance to make the proper arrangements. Services are not guaranteed for all events and are subject to the availability of an interpreter.